“From our hidden places by a secret path, we come in the moonlight to the side of the green rath.” from THE BOOK OF CELTIC VERSE, The Others by Seumas O’Sullivan.
‘Top of the morning to you! We are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by highlighting the power of green. Today, green most often means that a product or environment or practice is environmentally friendly. It is not a coincidence that the rectangular recycling bins used in residential homes are green.
For the Irish, green was a reminder that they were nationalists first and foremost. The colors of the Irish flag are green, white and orange. Green symbolizes the Irish nationalism, orange symbolisizes the Orangemen of the north and white symbolizes peace. There is a mythical belief that wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns. Most likely this originated in America and not in Ireland.
We couldn’t help but notice that the traditional Irish color combination makes for very chic interiors. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate the power of green in your home.
A singular piece of art can make a statement in a room. This still life with the pop of orange that mixes with green and white, is sophisticated and fresh.
Green has become a safe neutral to use at the table. It mixes with almost every type of color combination. The geometric shapes in the photo above would add texture and simplicity to a dinner plate loaded with design.
Mix in green with books and magazines. I often color code my reading materials to help them stand out.
This china is from Bavaria, Germany by way of Vienna, Austria. The green, white and orange combination has a retro yet modern vibe.
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